Why should I make Dental4U in Yarraville or Geelong West my local family dentist?
At Dental4U we make sure that you are treated like a person, and not "just a number." A lot of patients that come to our practice are referred to us by word of mouth. Whether you are young or young at heart, whether you are used to regular dental check ups or haven't seen a dentist for a decade, whether you have a full set of teeth or no teeth at all, we can help you feel and look your best. We truly believe that everybody deserves good quality dental care through which you can achieve a greater satisfaction with your health and appearance without breaking the bank. There are hundreds of new technologies and techniques in our hands which we can use to offer you a whole range of solutions to any one problem. You will discover that coming to us will be like your little getaway from your everyday routine because we make your experience comfortable and even pleasant.
Can I access my dental records from another dentist before my appointment with Dental4U?
Yes. Click here to fill out a form and return it to the other dentist, or email it to us, and we can request your records on your behalf.
Do I need to pay my account on the day of my appointment?
Yes. The payment is required on the day of your appointment. EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience. Private health insurance claims can be submitted on the spot, with HICAPs. We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Do I need x-rays when I go to the dentist?
There are multiple reasons why your dentist may suggest taking x-rays:
- You have not had x-rays in the last 2 years;
- You have a toothache;
- You are undergoing Root Canal Therapy;
- You need an extraction;
- Other specific cases.
X-rays are a visual guide for the dentist, and without them an examination may be incomplete and may lead to further complications. Dental x-rays are safe because modern technologies allow for an extremely low radiation. However, we still avoid taking x-rays on pregnant patients. For more information, click here for a brochure by the Australian Dental Association.
How often do I need to see the dentist?
The recommended frequency is every 6 months. Regular visit usually includes an examination, taking x-rays, a clean & polish, and fluoride application (if necessary).
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
At Dental4U we recommend that the child`s first visits to the dentist are to see their parents as patients. They become familiar with the environment and see their visits as fun. We will attempt to examine their mouth as soon as the child allows for this, at the age of roughly 2-3 years, and subsequently every 6 months.